Prien am Chiemsee

Prien am Chiemsee (official: Prien a.Chiemsee, High German [priːn], Bavarian (local) dialect [breˑɐ̯̃n]) is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Rosenheim in Germany. The town is a certified air and Kneipp spa on the western shore of the lake of Chiemsee, 16 km (9.3 mi) east of Rosenheim.

Prien am Chiemsee
Parish church at the market square

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Location of Prien am Chiemsee within Rosenheim district
Prien am Chiemsee
Prien am Chiemsee
Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°20′E
Admin. regionOberbayern
  MayorJürgen Seifert (Ind.)
  Total20.69 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
520-610 m (−1,480 ft)
  Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08051
Vehicle registrationRO

The name of Prien is derived from the Celtic denomination of the river Prien (Brigenna – "Coming from the Mountains").



The political municipality of Prien am Chiemsee has 36 officially denominated neighborhoods:[2]

  • Arbing
  • Atzing
  • Au
  • Bachham
  • Bauernberg
  • Duft
  • Egerndorf
  • Elperting
  • Ernsdorf
  • Gaishacken
  • Griebling
  • Harlach
  • Harras
  • Hoherting
  • Hub
  • Irgarting
  • Kaltenbach
  • Kumpfmühle
  • Leiten
  • Mailing
  • Mitterweg
  • Mühlthal
  • Munzing
  • Mupferting
  • Osternach
  • Prien am Chiemsee
  • Prutdorf
  • Schmieding
  • Schöllkopf
  • Siegharting
  • Siggenham
  • Stetten
  • Trautersdorf
  • Urschalling
  • Vachendorf
  • Westernach


Prien is on the main rail line between Munich and Salzburg. Two branch lines originate at the Prien station. The Chiemgau Railway is a 10-km line extending into the foothills of the Alps at Aschau im Chiemgau; it is served by diesel multiple units. The Chiemsee-Bahn is a 2-km narrow-gauge steam-operated seasonal tourist line connecting the Prien station with Lake Chiem at Prien-Stock. From there boats operate to Herreninsel in the lake, on which is a royal palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the latter nineteenth century.

Bundesautobahn 8, which also connects Munich and Salzburg, can be reached a few kilometers south of the community on state road 2092.

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